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now, "new york times" finest, columnist ralph, and ross. ross, i'm going to start with you. you think both sides have decided it's in their political interest to go over the fiscal cliff. is that right? >> yeah, you never want to rule a deal off the table because we have lived through so many rounds that have ended in deals in the last couple years, but in this case, i think democrats think they get a better deal on policy by going over the cliff. that they end up getting more in taxes with less in spending cuts than they would get if they had to cut a deal right now. and republicans have persuaded themselves not completely convincingly in my view, but they have persuaded themselves it's much better to accept slightly higher taxes that they themselves don't have to vote for directly, even though they'll still be casting a vote for new tax rates, they'll be able to say, well, taxes have already gone up and we're just voting to cut them. so that's sort of how, at least, i think both sides are persuading themselves to sort of tip-toe off the cliff. >> and charles, i know you think republ
schumer telling the "new york times," i didn't realize how much i didn't want to be here until i got here. and rand paul saying he would rather be playing soccer with his kids and telling the "times" quote, this is no way to run things. and wall street agrees, the dow industrial is losing more than 150 points, ending a fifth straight day on the down side. joining us now with the very latest, chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, was any progress really made today? was there any movement at all besides this being dropped in the senate's lap? >> well, by washington's standards, that is progress. and i know it's hard to believe, but the fact that all these leaders left this meeting in agreement about the next step is a hopeful sign. the good news here is that this could have been much worse. they could have come out of the meeting saying it's impossible to reach an agreement. we cannot even begin negotiations. there will be no deal. that did not happen. so the fact that they have a game plan for the weekend and for the next step, it's better than a lot of people hoped for.
want to stick around for this, i know you want to be with anderson and kathy griffin in new york city, at times square. they're teaming up for the sixth year running, i think you can agree they have a special chemistry. >> i said to cnn six months ago, i said look, i want the most famous woman from "bravo," i think they thought i was referring to you. >> right, you can't meet the rate -- can i just say this is what i love about our broadcast? and apparently you're proud -- of it. i love this year, you're not even trying. ryan seacrest -- we're going to nashville? >> we have honey boo boo, she is joining us, staying up late. >> oh, what a coup? you couldn't even get my mom, and you got honey boo boo, and can she read a tele prompter? would you like to tell the viewers the incredibly exciting places we're going? tokyo, london. >> we're going to show new year's eve celebrations from around the world, we're going to showdown in florida, nashville, key west, maine. >> well -- you couldn't get tulsa? new orleans, nashville and maine, that is where we're going? >> a reflection of the united
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